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BIG BLACK CLOUD To Issue Lessons in Fuck You 2 EP Via Eolian Empire

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Portland’s furious sci-fi punks, BIG BLACK CLOUD, are back from the lab with their latest dirty bomb, the cassette EP Lessons In Fuck You 2. Tripling down on their intoxicating rarefied mix of punk, noise, psych, surf, and rock, the agita trio takes a dark trip that drives and swerves like a B-movie soundtrack through threat-level guitar attacks, groovy alien eviscerations, and goddamn-us-all-to-hell preaching.

BIG BLACK CLOUD is from Portland, Oregon, and comprises guitarist/vocalist Nick Capello, bassist/vocalist Soo Koelbli, and drummer Travis Wainwright. Formed in 2005, BIG BLACK CLOUD has released two 7-inches, a 10-inch, two 12-inch LPs (Dark Age and Black Friday), and the Shitty Vibrations cassette. BIG BLACK CLOUD channels inspiration from sources as disparate as Brainbombs and the Beatles, Dolphy and Mingus, and Italian horror and creature features into unhinged rock ‘n’ roll that hits the high marks and innovation of noise-punk greats like Pere Ubu, Circus Lupus, Dead Kennedys, Cows, and Alice Donut.

Lessons In Fuck You 2 was borne of demo sessions recorded and mixed by Andrew Grosse of Caravan Recording (Drunk Dad, Tyrants, Tiny Knives) for the next BIG BLACK CLOUD LP, the record capturing the band in its own anxiety-fueled element, a rollercoaster ride through a collapsing amusement park of overdriven shout-alongs and untethered instrumentals. The recordings, done on location with a mobile unit in the underground lair of the The Fancy Fox, gave the ever-prolific trio a chance to work through a host of new and old ideas. Whether due to the (dis)comfort of their own space, nothing-to-lose abandon, or present states-of-mind, Lessons In Fuck You 2 finds the band in top form: frantic, pissed-off, and sinister as they further explore their own dark territory with off-balance grooves, instrumental street-race sex jams, and wild freakouts, jagged guitar and cracking drums glued together with rubbery bass overlain with can-you-hear-me-now yells. Fuck you too, thank you very much. Please keep your head and hands inside the ride.

Lessons in Fuck You 2 Track Listing:
1. Black Sunday
2. Reptile Brain 2
3. Satellites
4. Disappointment
5. Monoliths
6. Exotic
7. Hate in Outer Space
8. Brainbeater
9. Saturn
10. Open Eye / Yadnus Kcalb

Lessons In Fuck You 2 will see parole on August 5th, a cooperative release between Portland’s heavy-vibing DIY label Eolian Empire and the band’s own Stankhouse Records. Preorders for the cassette are available HERE and the digital version HERE.

Just days ahead of when the Lessons In Fuck You 2 tutorial is officially on the streets bashing in ears, BIG BLACK CLOUD’s record release show will take place hometown scum-style on August 2nd with Eolian partners-in-slime, Towers. The gig will be immediately followed by an eight-city run throughout California, from August 7th through the 15th.

BIG BLACK CLOUD Live:
8/02/2014 High Water Mark – Portland, OR – Record Release show w/ Towers
8/07/2014 3rd Space – Davis, CA
8/08/2014 Telegraph Beach – Oakland, CA
8/09/2014 Industrial Estate – Pasadena, CA
8/10/2014 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
8/11/2014 Pehrspace – Los Angeles, CA
8/12/2014 The Continental Room – Fullerton, CA
8/13/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
8/15/2014 The Mall – Stockton, CA

Much praise was heaped upon BIG BLACK CLOUD’s debut LP Dark Age, “an absolutely thrilling listen” (Built On A Weak Spot), “a fantastically frenetic, dark, psychedelic garage rock record” (Permanent Records), “a huge, swirling mess of garage, punk, noise, psych, howls, and yelps” (Maximum Rocknroll) and their follow-up full-length Black Friday, an “atonal salute to noise-addled eccentricity” (No Ripcord), “tense, taut, seething, screaming fury” (Spin), “messy, hellish, and just plain nasty” (Symbiotic Reviews), “like an acid/meth hybrid trip through a poisonous snake pit in a Midwest graveyard” (SLUG).

Check out BBC’s battering live version of “Cities of the Red Night” from the KEEP OUR HEADS – ALIVE! compilation HERE.

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AMERICAN HERITAGE To Issue Sixth Album Via Solar Flare Records This Autumn

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Solar Flare Records proudly announces the signing of Chicago-based quartet, AMERICAN HERITAGE, for the release of the band’s recently completed sixth full-length album.

Since 1996, AMERICAN HERITAGE has relentlessly dispatched their ripping concoction of technical, mangled metal/hardcore backed with their cynical, lowbrow music and human relations, both on record and on the stage. Their self-titled 1998 debut EP released on The Rosewood Union was chased by the full-length, Why Everyone Gets Cancer, released in 1999 on the same label, and their Through The Age Of Quarrel And Into The Era Of Putting Up With It album released in 2001 by Troubleman Unlimited, and then the Bipolar album through Escape Artist in 2004. Two subsequent albums on Translation Loss followed — 2006’s Millenarian and 2011’s Sedentary, the latter released in Europe via Solar Flare Records — among EPs on Class-B Records, Delboy Records and more including split 7″ releases with Thee Plague Of Gentlemen, Mastodon and others. Their most recent Sedentary album, recorded while the lineup was void of a full-time bassist, included guest contributions on each track, involving their partners in crime, collectively hailing from Sulaco, Murder Construct, Exhumed, D.I.S., Fight Amp, Nachtmystium, Buried At Sea, Mastodon, Primate, Lioness, Sweet Cobra, Dark Fog, Plague Bringer, Black Cobra, The Swan King, Beak, Surachai and others. On the road, AMERICAN HERITAGE has toured and performed alongside the likes of Baroness, Black Cobra, Floor, Mastodon, Pelican, Burnt By The Sun, Misery Index, Coliseum, Dysrhythmia, Saviours, Origin and countless others.

Following the departure of original guitarist Andrei Cabanban back in 2002, through a continually revolving array of bassists, AMERICAN HERITAGE has been steadily comprised of drummer Mike Duffy, vocalist/guitarist Adam Norden and guitarist Scott Shellhamer, and for the past several years, completed by bassist Erik Bocek. This lineup raided SOMA Studios in March of this year with producer Sanford Parker, with additional recording by Che Arthur and Mike Lust, to record their sixth full-length, Prolapse. Once the caustic madness of the bruising album was recorded, Parker mixed the final product, the thirty-three minute album displaying some of the band’s most diverse material to date. After the recording of Prolapse, core member Adam Norden left the band, and after eighteen years of abuse and racket, this move makes it foreseeable that this will be the final album from AMERICAN HERITAGE.

Prolapse will be let out of the cage this November, on digital, CD and vinyl formats via Solar Flare Records, home to Pigs, Sofy Major, The Great Sabatini, Pord, Stuntman and other high-quality acts from the noisier end of the underground rock/metal community. A confirmed street date and additional release details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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SORXE: Phoenix Doom/Sludge Metal Act Sets Debut Album For Summer Release

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona-based sludge/doom metal quartet, SORXE, has recently recorded and finalized the audio for their upcoming debut full-length release, Surrounded By Shadows.

Formed in the Summer of 2012 by former members of Graves At Sea, Via Vengeance, Magnetplan, Daughters Of Fission and others, SORXE boasts an ultra dynamic style of low-end doom metal worship, the lineup including two bassists in addition to drums and guitars, with multiple styles of layered vocals. Through live performances across the Southwest US, and their mid-2013-releasd Realms EP, the band has gained the attention of listeners around the globe in addition to having developed a strong regional fanbase.

Surrounded By Shadows is a sprawling, diverse eruption of crushing doom, at times incredibly beautiful and tranquil, and at others overwhelmingly harrowing, burning with just under a solid hour of well-crafted material with earthmoving power riffs, and undertones of grunge, psychedelic and ambient textures. Recorded by the band’s Tanner Crace in multiple sessions in June 2013 at Francisco Studios and February through June 2014 at The Vaulted Owl, the album mastered by Byron Villain Recording. Devotees of Neurosis, Ufomammut, Yob, Cleanteeth, Zoroaster, Hull and the like would be wise to explore this band’s enormous output.

SORXE will independently release Surrounded By Shadows via digital download and digipak CD on September 2nd, 2014, bearing artwork currently under construction by visual architect Josh Graham. A limited vinyl edition of the album will follow late this year or early next.

Those in the Phoenix area will be able to pick up the CD early at the band’s record release show with TOAD on August 16th. Amidst other new tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks surrounding the release of Surrounded By Shadows, SORXE is also confirmed to perform at Tucson-based Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, opening the main stage of the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, October 18th, supporting Author & Punisher, The Body, and headliners, Neurosis.

SORXE Live:
8/16/2014 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ Surrounded By Shadows release show w/ TOAD
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Neurosis, The Body, Author & Punishe

SORXE:
Shane Ocell – drums
Tanner Crace – guitars/vocals/synths
Christopher Coons – bass
Roger Williams – bass

Stand by for the artwork, audio samples and additional intel on Surrounded By Shadows in the coming days.

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LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes — a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself — LO-PAN’s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution both as a band and individually.

In the three years since of the release of third long-player, Salvador, the Columbus four-piece have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.

For the first time in their near decade-long existence, LO-PAN knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They’d road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al)  at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston last March, they belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences and arrived at their own sound – a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

Complete with cover art courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus, like its namesake, was built in defiance of gods and men, and while LO-PAN’s loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is bound to stand for years to come.

Colossus Track Listing:
1. Regulus
2. Land Of The Blind
3. Black Top Revelation
4. Marathon Man
5. N.P.D.
6. Colossus
7. Vox
8. Eastern Seas
9. Relo
10. The Duke

Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014. Further details including track teasers and preorder links to be announced in the coming weeks.

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” — The Obelisk

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music


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Fourth Installment Of Cvlt Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

CVLT Nation is proud to present the fourth covers compilation in their ongoing series, The CVLT Nation Sessions, with JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures. Available now for streaming and free download via CVLTNation.com, the collection features Arctic Flowers, Cemetery, Pinkish Black, Theologian, Old Witch, Dreadlords, Annex, Masses, Crimson Scarlet and Sun Splitter all delivering their creative reinterpretations of  this seminal post punk album!

The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres, while also widening the audience for the participating bands. CVLT Nation has recruited some of its favorite underground heavy bands from around the world to record covers for free distribution and download via CVLTNation.com. All the mastering is done by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee with the exception of Arctic Flowers’ “Wilderness,” mastered by Brad Boatright.

JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures – The CVLT Nation Sessions Track Listing:
1. Dreadlords – Disorder
2. Annex – Day Of The Lords
3. Theologian – Candidate
4. Old Witch – Insight
5. Pinkish Black – New Dawn Fades
6. Masses – She’s Lost Control
7. Cemetary – Shadowplay
8. Arctic Flowers – Wilderness
9. Crimson Scarlet – Interzone
10. Sun Splitter – I Remember Nothing

Stream/download Unknown Pleasures: The CVLT Nation Sessions at THIS LOCATION.


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SEPULTURA – Brazilian Metal Icons To Release Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever —  will unleash a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio.

In a spectacular performance that finds SEPULTURA accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band’s main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio gala in 2013. Featuring SEPULTURA’s most revered tunes including “Refuse/Resist,” “Territory” and “Roots Bloody Roots,” which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end, the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous SEPULTURA concert offering to date.

With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of Prodigy’s “Firestarter,” the fan-chanted “Sepulnation” hymn, and music from the band’s Kairos full-length. Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band’s history, Blu-Ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and sound-check footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage.

Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio Track Listing:
1. Kaiowas
2. Spectrum
3. Refuse/Resist
4. Sepulnation
5. Delirium
6. Fever
7. We’ve Lost You
8. Firestarter (Prodigy Cover)
9. Requiem
10. Structure Violence
11. Territory
12. Big Hands
13. Roots Bloody Roots

Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will be released in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 16th, 2014.


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IDES OF GEMINI: Otherworldly Conjurors Unleash Old World New Wave Trailer

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

As Old World New Wave, the long-awaited new full-length from Los Angeles’ otherworldly doom weavers, IDES OF GEMINI, draws near, today the band offers up a haunting new trailer to whet the appetites of fans hungry for their forthcoming platter of ethereal nightmares.

Directed and produced by singer/bassist Sera Timms and shot by Timms with drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, the stunning, near-five-minute clip is at once despondent and beautiful, capturing both sonically and visually the true essence of the album with chest-caving urgency.

Get lost in the lurid sounds of Old World New Wave below.

IDES OF GEMINI features Timms (also of Los Angeles dark-psych alchemists Black Mare), Johnston-Gibson and guitarist Jason Bennett. Listed among Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Albums Of The Rest Of 2014 as well as The Obelisk’s Records Not To Miss Before The New Year Hits, the follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.

Old World New Wave will be released on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 16th, 2014.

“…darkly beautiful…” – Pitchfork

“Processional doom, [with] ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs [that] incite head-bowing, not – banging.” – Spin

“…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking.” – About.Com


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COWARDS: French Sludge/Doom Act Confirms Repress Of Debut Album; Band To Record New LP

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Fear not what their name implies, as this Paris-based quintet is anything but weak or inhibited in their delivery. Thundering with massive, low-end amplification and a downcast, scathing vocal delivery, COWARDS’ noxious brew of sludge/doom is not from, or for, the weak of heart.

Formed by current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon and Hellbats, COWARDS has already built a reputable arsenal of destructive audio since forming in 2011, but will take this year by the throat in several ways, with a reissue of their debut album confirmed for official reissue in North America, and the plans for their next full-length studio endeavor confirmed.

Gathering Parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal on their 2012-released debut LP, Shooting Blanks & Pills. Recorded only six months after the band was formed, this monstrosity surges with a desperate urban attitude, bridging the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod, Deadguy or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying the smell of piss-soaked back-alleys and the blood you’ll taste for a mistaken sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste perfectly captured the corrosion and angst of these thirty-eight minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no-frills approach. Originally released on France’s Throatruiner Records, Shooting Blanks & Pills is long sold out, yet will see a rebirth on CD and transparent 12” LP via Canadian label Secret Handshake Recordings on September 1st, 2014. Additional pressing and release details will follow in the coming days.

In the meantime, the Shooting Blanks & Pills album and Hoarder EP are available for download via Bandcamp HERE.

Shooting Blanks & Pills Track Listing:
1. Hoarse From The Get Go
2. Last Card
3. Scarce
4. Vices & Hate
5. Arrogant, Unseen
6. Grand Failure

COWARDS has also sanctioned studio time this October to harness the demoralizing anthems that will be their sophomore full-length, the follow-up to 2013’s mangling Hoarder EP. The band will return to Sainte-Marthe Studio once again with Francis Caste at the engineering helm for the as-yet-unnamed works, which will be completed for early 2015 release.

Having toured across Europe and with countless regional performances under their belts, COWARDS will continue to tour throughout the coming months surrounding their recording sessions, supporting their previous releases, while they begin integrating their new works into their live delivery. You’ve been warned.

COWARDS Live:
8/22/2014 La Bergerie – Montbrun, France w/ Mur
11/07/2014 La Instants Chavirés – Montreuil, France
11/08/2014 La Scène Michelet – Nantes, France
11/09/2014 Mondo Bizaro – Rennes, France

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CRUCIFIED: Posthumous Recordings From Bay Area Act Confirmed For Release Via Get This Right Records

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Get This Right Records is honored to announce the upcoming release of the final recordings from defunct hardcore/thrash outfit, CRUCIFIED, late this Summer.

CRUCIFIED was a short-lived outfit from the Bay Area. Their volatile, energetic delivery of classic NYHC foundation jacked-up with pummeling metallic thrash influence and infectious pick-up parts saw the band make an instant impact on the hardcore scene. In 2008 they recorded their first four-song demo which was later released as a split with California’s No Truce on Escapist Records. After playing all over the West Coast and releasing another split with Steel Nation in 2009 on Double Or Nothing Records, their 2010-released Coldest Winter LP was released on the same label, upon which the band toured the United States and parts of Canada that Summer.

In May of 2011, CRUCIFIED entered the studio for one last session, where they recorded four new tracks, set to see release as the Dead Of Sleep EP,  yet just after completing the process, the band decided to call it a day. Now, three years after their demise, these final four anthems will be available for the first time. Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, California, this concise and ferocious EP perfectly displays CRUCIFIED’s slick and lethal style to both previous fans and new, and is a testament of their brief but relevant lifespan as a band. Former CRUCIFIED member Colin Hayes played guitar from the band’s inception until the end of 2010 and was replaced by original member Aaron Bates, who is featured on the 2008 demo/split and the Dead Of Sleep EP, with vocalist Nick Rockwell, guitarist Phil Trimbur, bassist Clark Todd, and drummer Joey Raygoza completing the lineup. Fans of Ringworm, All Out War, Catharsis, Gehenna and Merauder should stay informed…

The Dead Of Sleep 7” will see vinyl and digital release on September 9th, 2014 via Get This Right Records. The first pressing of the 7” will have a screened cover in a run of 125 copies; 62 on clear with grey smoke and 63 white with grey smoke. Stand by for additional info on the EP in the coming days.

Dead Of Sleep Track Listing:
1. Dead Of Sleep
2. Conduit
3. Unworthy
4. Apathy

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ENTRAILS Celebrates “Total Death” With Cvlt Nation; Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection Out Now Via Metal Blade

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

In celebration of the official unearthing of Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, the mammoth new compilation from Swedish death metal day-ruiners, ENTRAILS, today Cvlt Nation offers up the gnarled decadence of “Total Death.”

Comments founding guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist of the debaucherous number, “This is one of the heaviest songs I’ve ever written. I got the idea for this when I heard Morgoth for the first time, and their classic Cursed album back in the ‘90s. Simple riffing with rotten atmosphere is the key to create such a headbanging song!”

Feel the sonic decay of “Total Death,” now playing at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

And if you missed it, get vile with the sounds of “Breath Of Blood” currently streaming at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well “Voices” still sullying the airwaves of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection is an eighteen-track collection featuring ENTRAILSReborn and Human Decay demos. The band was initially spawned in 1990 by Lundqvist but disbanded prematurely due to his dissatisfaction with their initial demo recordings. Lundqvist continued to write music however and fifteen years later decided to properly record his compositions with modern tools, computers, and some help from his accomplice, vocalist Jocke Svensson. The first ENTRAILS demo, Reborn, was tracked in early 2009 and the follow-up, Human Decay, shortly thereafter. The demos were originally self-released on homemade CDRs and limited to just fifty copies each though it had already been decided that they would need to be repressed at some point in the future for proper audio consumption.

Featuring members of Birdflesh and General Surgery, ENTRAILS adhere to the teachings of Dismember, Grave, Entombed and Tomas Skogsberg’s Sunlight Studio alumni, wielding their menacing buzzsaw riffs, mutinous vocal onslaughts and sordid tales of suffering, doom and the undead with the grandiose poise and divine brutality of their forefathers. Said Ave Noctum of the release, “Very rarely would you say that a ‘demo collection’ is essential listening. However, this demo collection by oldschool Swedish deathsters ENTRAILS, well, is pretty fucking essential.” Adds AllMusic.com, “Although the songs here are ostensibly demos, they feel fully fleshed-out, making it clear that Lundqvist kept thinking about these songs long after ENTRAILS initially broke up. The recording quality is a bit brittle at times, but actually works with the songs, adding a layer of dirt and sludge that makes it feel as though these tracks have recently climbed out of a shallow grave.”

ENTRAILS’ most recent full-length, Raging Death, was released via Metal Blade in May of last year. New Noise Magazine dubbed it, “an absolutely perfect slab of catchy, violent Swedish death metal,” Stereogum gushed, “Now on their third album, ENTRAILS are still putting young knockoff artists to shame. Perfect for blasting, banging, and bashing,” while Sputnik Music added in a 4/5 rating, “ENTRAILS release an extremely-solid death metal album that promises to fuck your sister and worship Satan, even if you don’t have a sister. Or a Satan.”

Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection is out now on CD and digitally in North America. Head to THIS LOCATION to order your copy today!


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